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SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Application: Key to Continuing the Recovery Process

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:11

OXFORD, Miss. — If disaster survivors in Mississippi apply for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and are referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration, it’s important for them to submit an SBA loan application to ensure that the federal disaster recovery process continues.

If you are a homeowner or renter and SBA determines you cannot afford a loan, you may be considered for FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance program. The program helps meet essential needs like medical and dental care, funeral costs and transportation expenses.

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FEMA Public Assistance Approved for 25 Texas Counties

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:24

AUSTIN, Texas— Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) has been made available to state and local governments, and certain private nonprofits, in 25 counties, to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of Dec. 26, 2015 to Jan. 21, 2016.

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Federal aid programs for the state of Oklahoma declaration

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:34

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Oklahoma.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Oklahoma

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:26

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Oklahoma to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe winter storms and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 5, 2016.

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More Free FEMA Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:21

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and St. Louis area home improvement stores are teaming up once again to provide Missouri residents with free information, tips and literature on making their homes stronger and safer. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at Lowe’s, Menards and Home Depot stores to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Center Opens in Greene County to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 17:54

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. – A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is opening Thursday, Feb. 11, in Springfield. The center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 33 Missouri counties included in the Jan. 21, 2016, Missouri federal disaster declaration.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agencies will be at the center to discuss aid and assist anyone who needs help with an application. The new center is at this location:

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Fact Sheet: Missouri’s 2-1-1 Help Line

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:57

Missouri’s 2-1-1 Help Line

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Free Legal Advice for Missouri Disaster Survivors

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:57

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri residents who find themselves in need of legal advice as a result of the recent storms and floods can get free help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its partners.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas Declaration

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:06

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Texas.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Texas

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:04

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe winter storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 21, 2016.

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$29.2 million in hands of flood survivors 18 days after federal aid approved

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 18:55

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Jan. 24, just three days after President Obama’s Jan. 21, 2016, disaster declaration for 33 counties in Missouri, disaster survivors began receiving grants from FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.

In the days since storms brought flooding, tornadoes and straight-line winds to Missouri, survivors, equipped with nearly $29.2 million in federal assistance, low-interest loans and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims, are cleaning up,

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Center Opens in Cape Girardeau to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 17:46

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. – A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is opening Tuesday, February 9, in Cape Girardeau. The center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 33 Missouri counties included in the Jan. 21, 2016, Missouri federal disaster declaration.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agencies will be at the center to discuss aid and assist anyone who needs help with an application. The new center is at this location:

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Oglala Sioux Tribal Members Valuable Part of FEMA Team

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 14:58

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – For six months, FEMA has had a continued presence on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, supporting the Oglala Sioux Tribe in response and recovery efforts following a series of severe storms and flooding in May 2015.  As part of that team, FEMA has hired about 20 tribal members to assist in operations.  FEMA frequently hires within communities impacted by disasters for the local knowledge and expertise that such individuals can bring, and at Pine Ridge that has been no exception.

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Disaster Recovery Progress at Pine Ridge

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 14:55

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – Recovery efforts continue in the aftermath of severe storms and flooding that struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last spring.  In the six months since President Obama’s disaster declaration, hundreds of households have received assistance funds and FEMA and the Oglala Sioux Tribe have engaged in the largest housing effort in the tribe’s history.  To support this effort, FEMA has established offices on the reservation, as well as in Hot Springs and Rapid City.

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Federal Aid Programs for the Arkansas Declaration

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:39

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s disaster declaration issued for the State of Arkansas.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Arkansas

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:32

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana Emergency Declaration

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:02

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's emergency disaster declaration issued for the State of Louisiana.

Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Obama Signs Emergency Declaration for Louisiana

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:55

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Louisiana to supplement state and local response efforts in the areas affected by flooding during the period of December 28, 2015 to February 1, 2016.

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:23

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Missourians rebuild and repair after the recent severe storms and floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.                                             

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February 8 Deadline Approaching in First Step for Grants to Strengthen Communities

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:21

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – The Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (IBHS), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is seeking applicants wanting grants to help build stronger, safer communities.

As a result of the Dec. 23, 2015, presidential disaster declaration for Idaho, cost-share grants will be available under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for approved projects aimed at saving lives and property and promoting community resilience in future disasters.

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